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    I was fortunate enough to have a "spare" ignition...

    I was fortunate enough to have a "spare" ignition module.

    #2613 has an adapter harness to run on an aftermarket ignition module. Once I removed the aftermarket module (and adapter) and plugged the...
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    Pro tip #1: When removing ancient electrical...

    Pro tip #1: When removing ancient electrical tape, wear disposable gloves.

    Pro tip #2: A stitch ripper is very handy for removing rubber cable sleeve.

    The wires finally came from the UK....
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    Now that Dorian has passed I feel safe ordering...

    Now that Dorian has passed I feel safe ordering things through the mail again. The wire, as mentioned, is already on its way from the UK. As for the loom, I have decided to go with asphalt-infused...
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    #2613's transmission controller is broken. I...

    #2613's transmission controller is broken. I bypassed the original (rebuilt) unit years ago in favor of an Angwin controller, but it too seems to have failed. As luck would have it, the previous...
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    As it turns out, the ignition module died. Once...

    As it turns out, the ignition module died. Once replaced, the problem was solved.

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    I have a new problem: water intrusion. After a long drive in the rain, both floor carpets were soaked....
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    Interesting theory. It is true that when I...

    Interesting theory. It is true that when I checked the fuel bowl after the engine slowly ground to a halt, the fuel bowl looked low. But I think that's because the engine turned very slowly on its...
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    I forgot to check in here on the moisture...

    I forgot to check in here on the moisture intrusion problem, but I think it may be the passenger inner door seal. This morning, driving to work in some very light rain, the passenger window was...
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    [General] The odometer turned over 80,000 miles on the way...

    The odometer turned over 80,000 miles on the way to work this morning. :driving1:
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    Down to 50% now.

    Down to 50% now.
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    I like that! Can I steal it? :)

    I like that! Can I steal it? :)
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    Yep. And now I'm waiting for the two unavoidable...

    Yep. And now I'm waiting for the two unavoidable steps backward. LOL
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    Good to know. Seems we're in monsoon season now....

    Good to know. Seems we're in monsoon season now. By November it might clear up. :)
  13. Thread: What fuel pump?

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    Oh, and when you mount your mechanical fuel pump,...

    Oh, and when you mount your mechanical fuel pump, use studs instead of bolts. When the time comes to replace the pump, removal/replacement will be a snap.
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    The interior of the car smells much less toxic...

    The interior of the car smells much less toxic now. Today I dumped 20 ounces of water out of the dehumidifier's tank. At that time the humidity gauge had gone down from 69% to 54%. Now it's down to...
  15. Thread: What fuel pump?

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    I'm using a mechanical pump only. Draws fuel...

    I'm using a mechanical pump only. Draws fuel through a pickup filter in the tank & the old K-Jet return line. Only time I need extended cranking is when the bowl is empty.

    Search eBay for a pump...
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    No, not yet. However, judging from the location...

    No, not yet. However, judging from the location of the most water I'm guessing one of my body-hole fixes has failed. #2613 has an early-VIN body style with the vent holes underneath the rear quarter...
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    Bought in November 2007 and drove it home.

    Bought in November 2007 and drove it home.
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    Houston, we have mold!

    Well, I had a misfire problem and while I was troubleshooting (I ended up just buying new wires) the car sat for a few weeks all closed up.

    Little did I know that the last time I drove the car (in...
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    FWIW, the Renault 4141 transaxle was made to work...

    FWIW, the Renault 4141 transaxle was made to work in the DMC-12 by simply flipping the ring gear. Maybe that could be done on other autoboxes. Just a thought.
  20. Thread: Saving the DOA?

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    That is a neat idea! Maybe they could do a...

    That is a neat idea! Maybe they could do a Patreon thing and have different tiers of perks.
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    I didn't join the ranks of ownership until 2007....

    I didn't join the ranks of ownership until 2007. Prior to that, I attended a few gatherings in my home state. No one ever mentioned the DOA except as something that existed on the west coast (other...
  22. Had fun meeting and hanging out with some of the...

    Had fun meeting and hanging out with some of the DCF folks! Looking forward to the next get-together. :)
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    Stainless stuff & work in the trunk area

    I decided to tackle the rusty hardware in the trunk. The hood stops threw me a loop: when I removed them, the tops came apart.

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    I improvised a solution with 1/2" black nylon nut covers....
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    [General] Replaced the trunk release cable & spring with...

    Replaced the trunk release cable & spring with new ones from DMC Texas. The stainless steel cable is a great upgrade, and the stronger spring makes the trunk "pop" like it should.

    Blinged up the...
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    Working on the trunk area

    Today's work:

    - replaced hood release cable with a new stainless steel cable from DMC Texas
    - replaced hood release spring with a new stronger spring from DMC Texas
    - replaced hood release cable...
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